| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:53 PM
WETHERSFIELD -- The town will seek a $500,000 state grant to pave the parking lot of the municipally owned Solomon Welles House and make repairs and improvements to the historic home.
"This is really a soup-to-nuts upgrade of the house," Town Manager...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
An Irvine man was sentenced to more than six months in jail after his appearance on the reality TV show "Catch a Contractor" led to his second conviction for soliciting home improvement work without a state license.
Myron Elliott Barker, 66, pleaded...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:27 AM
A small residential development proposed for south of downtown Tinley Park could be among approximately 20 home-building projects officially considered, approved or begun in 2014.
Assistant Village Manager Mike Mertens acknowledges 20 is a far cry...
| Nov 30, 2014
Sue can always find some silly excuse to go to the building supply store.
Like: If we don't fix the leak in the roof, the living room ceiling will collapse. If we don't replace the three missing risers on the front porch steps, someone will trip, break a...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:47 AM
We feel nothing but pride for our alma mater, the University of Maryland. Terps have raised high the black and gold not just on the field, but in boardrooms, laboratories and in school, too. However, a recent proposal to spend $155 million of state,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:11 AM
When it comes to home remodeling, Elmhurst resident Krista Ladd has had her share of victories — and defeats. The gray-checked tile she chose for her new home was a distinct success. The oversized armoire she bought for her husband's office in the...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Lowe’s Companies Inc. thinks it knows how to make your shopping experience easier: robots.
This holiday season, the home improvement company is introducing two robots at a San Jose Orchard Supply Hardware store. The so-called OSHbots will help...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Two historic homes in Delray Beach have been lost forever.
The houses — one in the 200 block of the Old School Square Historic District, the other nicknamed the Water House due to its close proximity to the Intracoastal — were demolished...
| Nov 9, 2014
Coral Springs will henceforth allow big-box stores to organize outdoor sales events twice a year.
At a recent City Commission meeting, officials unanimously approved amending the Land Development Code to allow large-scale retail stores, which have a...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Tackling home improvement projects with kids in tow can be challenging. But if kids are old enough, moms and dads can enlist their youngsters' help when working on projects around the house. Not only can adults keep closer tabs on kids' activities, but...
| Nov 6, 2014
Thanks to a partnership with Rebuilding Together Broward County Inc., one low-income neighborhood in Pompano Beach will get a significant upgrade.
City Commissioners recently approved a $50,000 grant to the county nonprofit, which will select a...